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Temporary Repair To Be Done On US-31 Bridge Hit By Truck

Posted at 11:17 AM, Jun 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-13 11:17:58-04

Truck damaged US-31 bridge over Washington Avenue in Holland. (FOX 17)

HOLLAND, Mich. (June 13, 2014) — The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to proceed in the next couple of weeks with what it calls “temporary repair” on the bridge that carries US-31 over Washington Avenue.

The bridge was damaged when a truck boom hit the bridge after the driver forgot to lower the boom after dropping off a load. The boom struck the support beams of the bridge, and MDOT estimated eventual repairs could cost as much as $400,000.

The left lane of southbound US-31 will continue to be closed until after the temporary repairs, and then both lanes will be allowed to be open until a permanent repair is accomplished. The left lane of westbound Washington Avenue directly under the point of impact will be closed until the temporary repair is complete.